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Laying the foundation for Google Glass: Japanese projects that pushed the space forward

There’s much anticipation over the very futuristic Google Glass, which promises to deliver smartphone-like capabilities in a pair of wearable glasses. But the idea...
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Tokyo Entrepreneurs United: Upcoming event aims to bring them all together

We get a chance to attend quite a few technology and startup related events here in Tokyo. This week TechCrunch Tokyo was the big...
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Japan’s Pocket Concierge fills cancelled restaurant reservations with eager customers

Read this story in Japanese. When you go for a night out on the town, how do you find the best restaurant? In Japan, most...

Cooliris courts photo-crazed Japan with new localization

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7R3U5gs8CM&w=630&h=350] Occasionally the folks from Palo Alto-based Cooliris swing through Tokyo as part of efforts to promote their photo sharing service in Asia....

9 great ideas from Japan’s NICT student entrepreneur competition

Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) recently held its annual business plan presentation event for college and university students. It's called...

9 Japanese robotics startups to watch in 2014

As you may have read recently, Google has acquired seven robotics startups from the world, as the company looks ahead to new business opportunities....

Why I can’t stop playing Puzzle & Dragons

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3yEOmVTcjk?rel=0&w=560&h=315] I started playing Puzzle & Dragons a few months back. Or at least, that was my first serious look at it . Prior...

Japanese mobile auction site for women wins at KDDI Demo Day [Photos]

Last week KDDI Mugen Labo held a demo day event for its fifth batch of incubated startups. Our readers may recall that we previewed...

Ready? Fight! A summary of 6 fierce Japanese startup rivalries

See the original Japanese version of this article If you’re a web startup, chances are you probably have a competitor or two. Maybe more. Here...

How Puzzle & Dragons connects with Japan’s commuters

People often look at GungHo Online Entertainment’s hit game Puzzle & Dragons and wonder why it’s such a strong mobile title. I’ve already written...

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